Facebook Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Facebook

Online social media & social networking service

4.29/5 (498 reviews)

Facebook overview

What is Facebook?

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.

Pricing

Pricing options
Free
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 other markets, India, Japan, Germany

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech and 22 other languages, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Taiwanese, Thai

Facebook reviews

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Martha Crum

The good, The bad, The Facebook!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-09-26
Review Source: GetApp

Facebook has its good & bad and its ups & downs, but overall the pros outweigh the cons. The con of Facebook can always be handled differently and can make a positive outcome. There is a lot of good influence on Facebook and there are many great communities that you can become involved with. Facebook is a great platform to use if you are looking for work, looking to make new friends, or wanting to keep in touch with family members & friends, especially when you consider that it is one of the largest site in the world where you are encouraged to connect with everyone.

Pros
Communication is always needed, and especially so if it's with family that live miles away from each other. Facebook allows for convenient and constant conversation with family member and friends. Sharing thoughts and ideas with other right on the Facebook platform is another great way of being able to keep in touch with loved ones. Facebook can be used for personal reasons, but it can also be used to build a portfolio. Facebook can be very educational as well. It's a great place to view news and information. There's a wide range of Facebook apps that can be used for multiple things such as events, gatherings, and even way to organize. There are many games to play on Facebook, and all of them are easily accessible.

Cons
Facebook can be very addicting meaning that many people spend unnecessary hour just scrolling though pages. There are privacy issues and security loopholes, especially in personal details. Facebook has control over what people say, limiting the expression of freedom. There are many fake profiles that can be a nuisance to many people using Facebook. Facebook is very addictive! Cyber-bullying is of course a major concern and there are many recorded cases of this where it has led to terrible things happening to the victims. Facebook is filled with targeted advertising because they store your information.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Joel Johnson

Allows you to work from anywhere with mobile app

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-19
Review Source: GetApp

Facebook helps me get leads organically via users looking for and joining my groups. If you know how to set up systems, this can be a very powerful and efficient way to get leads. Besides this, you can target very effectively with ads. Most people just use the basic targeting features, but there are some more powerful ones. They track a lot of user activity, and can even track their activity on your website if you want them to. You can use this to retarget visitors who engaged in certain behavior or to target even people similar to those who engaged in certain behavior.

Pros
I like how the mobile app is feature-rich and user-friendly. Sure you can do a lot more from a desktop or laptop, but depending on the type of business you run, you can do 60-85% of tasks from the mobile app.

Cons
The app is pushing some users, and, therefore, customers, away due to political activism. Not everyone agrees with their stances.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Deepak Chari

Worthless Website - Eradicating the residual productivity from Human Beings!!

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-04-24
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Honestly, there is nothing that I like about Facebook. Of course, this is my personal opinion and I am not trying to offend others. Facebook is a sheer waste of time and I religiously believe so because I haven't seen any reason one even logs into their account to see others post their pics with a "Not so Real" smile. I would rather say, people try to portray their "Flawless" life by uploading pics and tagging hundreds of them which hardly leaves any space for their face to be visible. Spouses these days share love only through "Likes and Comments" on Facebook and go off to sleep after returning back home. I have seen married couples 'literally' talking through comments, and expressing love for each other with Emojis. Woo.. That's insanity according to me. C'mon, we all know that we click on the "Like" tab only to make the other person feel valued whereas the first thing we try to notice is their Dark Circles, Extra fats and their uneven teeth by zooming in as much as possible, almost tearing the phone's screen apart. And yes, there is a smile on our face the moment we see some flaw in the other person - Bingo!! All I am saying is, why would one want to spend 3 hours a day browsing through other's miraculously showcased life (Miserable in real) and then spend those additional hours at work, only because you haven't been able to complete what you could have in those 3 hours, and get back home, late and exhausted. I never understand when people say, "Facebook has connected me with old friends and family". Facebook has only given us a way to find, connect and stay connected merely as part of the "Friends / Family" tab within Facebook's platform. I haven't seen people messaging their family or friends every week to check their well being. Its merely a platform to show your family and friends that you could afford a holiday in Caribbean and that you are the only one with dimples on both your cheeks. C'mon guys, grow up. Instead of wasting time Face-booking, lets try reading and googling which would at least make us a learned person, even more if you are already are one.

Cons
Facebook, itself is a con!! There could be some educative platform which could help people transform the way they think and behave.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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kawal chadha

Facebook user genuine review for the product

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-09-20
Review Source: GetApp

Facebook solves many business problems such as easy way to upload the personal files and store that data in the application. The best problems it solves in you can also upload the data and this feature really helps many people who use this product. There are many benefits which I have realized such as free access of Facebook to a certain limit to users. This benefit really help the customers who cannot pay for the software. Moreover, you can also use this speed software and connect with people all around the world. You can reach as many people as possible and can share posts and can see these data over the day

Pros
There are many features which are most impactful such as free connections and speed upload during the photo or video sharing and synchronization of files with various platforms. The speed of upload and download is quite good and fast and that is the reason many people around the world use this software. Moreover, you can sync and upload the data with Android and ios and which makes the product very easy to use. Also, this is free software which every person uses for connect around the world. In addition to this, the integration is very easy with our existing business processes. You can easily integrate the product with multiple processes.

Cons
There are many features which I feel are missing such as very cheap product price with very fast recovery of data and photos. Moreover, the premium feature could be improved so that people will get much more benefits in the paid subscription and service. Furthermore, there are no aspects of the product which I feel is difficult to use. Any person with simple computer knowledge can easily use this product and use it daily. In addition to this, the integration is not difficult with our existing business processes. Anyone can easily integrate the software with multiple platforms in a business.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Abdul Waudud Chowdhury Murad

Facebook is the best platform for Digital Marketing

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-31
Review Source: GetApp

I love facebook and I will definitely use Facebook for business for a long time.

Pros
Facebook is the Social Media revolution and its the largest social network in the world. With billions of userbase, it is the number 1 Digital Marketing platform. I use Facebook as for social media and as a marketing tool. As social media, it has a personal profile, timeline, post publish, like, sharing option, and instant messaging feature. As a marketing platform, it has lots of options to select the right customer base to show the ads according to interest, age group, geolocation, profession, and much more. It works great on all platforms and device types and its very easy to use.

Cons
Sometimes facebook user spread fake news and social hatred. Repetitive and unwanted ads are annoying.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Facebook features

API (316 other apps)
Access Control (99 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (167 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (115 other apps)
Content Management (154 other apps)
Customizable Branding (170 other apps)
Customizable Templates (185 other apps)
Data Import/Export (150 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (137 other apps)
Electronic Payments (116 other apps)
Order Management (110 other apps)
Product Catalog (114 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (148 other apps)
SEO Management (120 other apps)
Search Functionality (132 other apps)
Social Media Integration (104 other apps)
Template Management (105 other apps)
Third Party Integration (222 other apps)
Website Management (105 other apps)
eCommerce Management (115 other apps)

Additional information for Facebook

Key features of Facebook

  • Upload Pictures
  • Timeline
  • Ad Serving Platform
  • Chat
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